Man, 62, who surrendered after 14 years as fugitive, jailed for getaway driver role in office break-ins 2 decades ago

Man, 62, who surrendered after 14 years as fugitive, jailed for getaway driver role in office break-ins 2 decades ago

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14/1/2022 1:31:00 PM

Man, 62, who surrendered after 14 years as fugitive, jailed for getaway driver role in office break-ins 2 decades ago

SINGAPORE — A man who fled to Malaysia for 14 years to evade arrest for his role as a getaway driver in a series of office break-ins and robberies dating back to 2002 has been jailed after he surrendered himself.

Three other similar charges were taken into consideration for the Singaporean’s sentencing.According to court documents, the total value of goods stolen in Haron’s three proceeded charges was about S$32,627.Haron is the last of three individuals involved in three office break-ins, that occurred between 2002 and 2003 when he was aged about 42, to be jailed.

His partners in crime, whose ages were not given, were both convicted and sentenced in 2003.Rusli Awang was jailed for six years, while Abdul Karim Mohamed was given 12 years’ preventive detention as well as the maximum 24 strokes of the cane.Preventive detention is a severe punishment imposed only when the court is satisfied that a recalcitrant offender should be locked away to protect the public.

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